Predicting people's driving personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 18, 2019 ~7 min

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Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant

Its extendable appendage can meander through tight spaces and then lift heavy loads.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 7, 2019 ~6 min

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Technique helps robots find the front door

Navigation method may speed up autonomous last-mile delivery.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 4, 2019 ~8 min

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Two-legged robot mimics human balance while running and jumping

New control system may enable humanoid robots to do heavy lifting and other physically demanding tasks.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2019 ~9 min

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